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KRON
Jan 21, 2014 11:00pm PST
. >>> now at 11:00. >> my name is sergeant tom smith. i am colonel of investigations of bart. >> we are live with team coverage to bring you the latest. >>> this is the bay area's news station. kron4 starts now. >>> tragic news, a bart officer on a probation search in dublin fatally shot by his college. his name is tom thomas smith. he leaves behind his benefit and daughter. he is the first officer killed since 2001. smith is the first bart office killed in the line of duty since its inception. he was only 22 years old at the time. his brother worked for the newark police department. we begin with scott rates live in dublin. scott, what's the latest? >> investigators have cleared the scene. there are several questions. they have been out here 9 hours trying to figure out how it happened. the investigation into sergeant tom smith went late tuesday. how did the 20-year veteran become fatally shot by a coworker? you can see the scene of the deadly accident happening just before 2:00 tuesday afternoon. we know officers knew the suspect they were investigating was in jail. the officers e
ABC
Jan 22, 2014 11:00am PST
that killed sergeant tom smith in the line of duty describing him as an officer and a family man, the first killed in the 42-year history of the transit police department. >> the news conference is shedding new light on the life and work of the bart police officer accidentally killed by a colleague. >> we have coverage and matt keller is at the apartment where the shooting happened in dublin. first though, to amy hollyfield at bart headquarters. amy? >> yes, it was a somber press conference with the bart police chief choking up several times. the department did release a new picture we want to show you of sergeant tom smith killed while serving a search warrant yesterday afternoon in dublin. the chief described him as having a can-do attitude and was a happy family man. he leaves behind a wife and daughter we have if you details about what happened at the apartment yesterday. there were a total of eight officers there, five detectives from the bart police department and two uniformed officers from bart police and an officer from alameda county sheriff. the sergeant who was shot was we
FOX
Jan 22, 2014 12:00pm PST
during the shooting and more about the investigation of sergeant tom smith was conducting when he was killed. >>> and vallejo police are investigating a homicide involving a naked woman, accused of shooting a man at a mobile home park. >> he called it california's comeback. in an upbeat state of the state address from governor jerry brown, but it was not without words of caution for lawmakers. . >>> new information this afternoon about the deadly shooting of bart police detective sergeant tom smith. good afternoon, everyone. i'm mike mibach, in today for tori campbell. ktvu's gentlemen lean de la vega was at a news conference at the police station and joins us with more. >> reporter: the police chief was emotional, choking up talking about sergeant smith. he wouldn't reveal much about the actual shooting. we did find out new details that smith was wearing plain clothes when he was shot. the mood was grim, as bart police chief kenton rainy and his staff entered the conference to talk about tom smith. he was one of seven bart police officers and there was also an alameda county sher
KRON
Jan 22, 2014 11:00pm PST
police officer killed in the line of duty, tom smith was shot during a probation search in dublin on tuesday. the alameda deputies were at an apartment. 5 of 7 officers were in plain clothes. they were look for example stolen items. alameda county is the lead investigating agency on this case. sighsimultaneous investigations by bart internal affairs, results from the coroner's examation will be key to what happened to sergeant smith. >> the autopsy will be today. we have a lot of work to do to put this together and get it to the district attorney. everyone has been interviewed. now we can go forward and try to reconstruct what happened. >> they are looking to see if any police officers were wearing chest cameras. >>> kron4's philipe shigal has a story you will only see on kron4. >> i want to on behalf of my family offer them my condolences. >> reporter: she knows how it feels to have a loved one killed by gun fire. >> it is just a terrible tragedy considered. >> reporter: her son was shot and killed by a bart police officer on new year's day in 2009. johnson said she didn't know tom
KRON
Jan 21, 2014 8:00pm PST
-- >> pam: investigators say. the shots that killed officer tom smith came from another officer. >> pam: it happened at the park sierra apartments at iron horse trail. in dublin. we have live team coverage tonight. >> pam: kron 4's j-r stone is live at the hospital. with new victim. >> pam: coverage. outside the eden medical center in castro valley. where the officer was taken. >> pam: about the fallen bart >> reporter:here's a map showing whereit's near where 580 and 680 come together in the city of diblin. the officers were conducting the probation check at the park sierra apartment complex at iron horse regional trail. >> >> reporter: smith brothers seen here is also a officer. he says tom was a good man and fact he was just talking with him about retirement plans last weekend. he is survived by his wife and his six year-old daughter. >> condolences go out to be immediate family friends and the extended dark family. bart family >> we tax that everyone please give us a chance to catch our breath and aggrieved. and grief no question tonight but we will update tomorrow. please k
FOX
Jan 22, 2014 6:00pm PST
bart police serve. good evening. we have team coverage on the death of tom smith, noel walker looks at how bart workers are trained. >> thal media county sheriff -- alameda county sheriff is looking into the shooting. >> the mood inside bart med carters was crime as the chief spoke about tom smith. >> great guy, can-do attitude. very supportive of his personnel. just a really happy guy. >> smith was one of self bart playoff doing a search of an apartment in dublin. a sheriff deputy was on the scene. while they were inside a gun went off striking and killing smith. all bart police officer are issued lapel cameras, not all are required to use them. the apartment police were searching belonged to john henry lee. lee was arrested but the door to the apartment was unlocked. that usually means something is there. that was probably in their mind. there was no one inside. lee was arrested for an armed robbery, the officers tried to recover stolen property. the shooting was accidental. >> i visited with him last night. he's upset. >> he offered the detective these words of upset. >> we'll ge
KOFY
Jan 21, 2014 11:30pm PST
as law enforcement remembers one of the fallen. bart police sergeant tom smith killed in the line of duty. investigators say his fellow officer let off a single shot that claimed smith's life. he leaves behind a wife and young daughter. neighbors have only good memories. >> a phenomenal, phenomenal guy in every sense of the word. >> we are hearing that a lot tonight. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. we have live team coverage on this breaking story tonight. we will start with alan wang. >> alan, you have been learning more about the moments leading up to this tragedy. >> yes, we are also learning more about the investigator who was killed and the investigator who accidentally shot him. it was about five -- 15 minutes ago detectives wrapped up a solemn investigation that happened in an apartment behind these gates. about 4:00 four officers came to the park sierra apartments to search the unit of a suspect accused of robbing passengers on bart trains. >> were you ever concerned about who your neighbors are? >> not in dublin. >> my understanding is they knocked on the door and th
ABC
Jan 22, 2014 1:07am PST
as law enforcement remembers one of the fallen. bart police sergeant tom smith killed in the line of duty. investigators say his fellow officer let off a single shot that claimed smith's life. he leaves behind a wife and young daughter. neighbors have only good memories. >> a phenomenal, phenomenal guy in every sense of the word. >> we are hearing that a lot tonight. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. we have live team coverage on this breaking story tonight. we will start with alan wang. >> alan, you have been learning more about the moments leading up to this tragedy. >> yes, we are also learning more about the investigator who was killed and the investigator who accidentally shot him. it was about five -- 15 minutes ago detectives wrapped up a solemn investigation that happened in an apartment behind these gates. about 4:00 four officers came to the park sierra apartments to search the unit of a suspect accused of robbing passengers on bart trains. >> were you ever concerned about who your neighbors are? >> not in dublin. >> my understanding is they knocked on the door and th
ABC
Jan 21, 2014 11:00pm PST
tonight as law enforcement remembers one of the fallen. bart police sergeant tom smith killed in the line of duty. investigators say his fellow officer let off a single shot that claimed smith's life. he leaves behind a wife and young daughter. neighbors have only good memories. >> a phenomenal, phenomenal guy in every sense of the word. >> we are hearing that a lot tonight. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. we have live team coverage on this breaking story tonight. we will start with alan wang. >> alan, you have been learning more about the moments leading up to this tragedy. >> yes, we are also learning more about the investigator who was killed and the investigator who accidentally shot him. it was about five -- 15 minutes ago detectives wrapped up a solemn investigation that happened in an apartment behind these gates. about 4:00 four officers came to the park sierra apartments to search the unit of a suspect accused of robbing passengers on bart trains. >> were you ever concerned about who your neighbors are? >> not in dublin. >> my understanding is they knocked on the doo
CW
Jan 21, 2014 10:00pm PST
gathered here today to pay their respects to the family of sergeant tom smith. i have to tell you, it was a somber moment. a lot of people knew him and loved him and some of our viewers might be familiar with him as well. >> it appears there were words exchanged. >> detective sergeant, tom smith, was on kpix5 telling our viewers about a shooting. he was 42 years old. a member of the law enforcement family. his two brothers are copped at two other law enforcement agencies. his wife, kelly, was his colleague. sergeant tom smith leaves behind a young daughter. >> condolences goes out to our immediate family and friends. >> tom's brother told me outside that tom was a great guy with a wicked sense of humor. loved his 49ers. just this past weekend, he and his brothers were comparing notes about off how far off they were for retirement. >> everyone give us a chance to catch our breath, breathe, and we'll be doing an update, probably tomorrow morning. >> we learned a lot of the information about tom smith from his brother, who is a newark cop. the family is taking this as well as they can ri
KRON
Jan 21, 2014 5:00pm PST
you consider tom smith brother a officer with the hayward police and his wife is a bart police officer. so that family is certainly well known within the bart police force separate a lot of heavy hearts. this is barred first officer to lose his life his or her life in the 40 year history >> pam: here it is again, the many members of law enforcement from various police departments as far as way as hayward and fremont. coming here to pay their respects to the officer who died in the line of duty. they lined the street here and castro valley as the body is being loaded into the corners van it was a flag draped coffin. 42 year old, snapped a 20 year veteran of the bart police. a 20 year veteran of bart police. (male announcer): this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now. >> pam: next on kron 4 news at five. >> pam: a bart officer is killed on the job. we're unraveling the circumstances that lead to the fatal shooting. >> pam: and a young woman brutally >> pam: breaking news. >> pam: a bart officer has been shot and killed in the line of duty. tonight -- investigators say tha
ABC
Jan 22, 2014 6:00am PST
bart police officer killed in the line of duty. the investigators say sergeant tom smith was shot by a fellow officer in dublin yesterday afternoon. four bart officers went to the apartment to search the unit of a suspect arrested for robbing passengers on bart trains. they went in with guns drawn and the officer accidentally shot and killed sergeant smith who leaves hype a wife and a young daughter. >> the law enforcement community is expressing shock and devastation about the shooting. matt keller is at the sheriff's office in dublin. >> the bart police chief and general manager visited with the family yesterday. they are asking the public to keep sergeant smith's family in their thoughts and prayers. sergeant smith's brother is will a police officer and three spoke with abc7 news yesterday and said his brother was a great guy ex-husband and father and he wanted people to remember that there is another family and police officer hurting, the bart colleague who accidentally fired the fail shot. sergeant smith leaves behind a wife and six-year-old daughter living in san ramon. >> phen
KRON
Jan 22, 2014 6:00am PST
following are police officer tom smith. >>: continuing our team coverage this morning.of a bart police officer.shot and killed by another officer. thomas smith was a 20-year veteran of the bart police department. and leaves behind his wife kellie. and their six-year- old daughter. smith is the 36th officer killed in california by accidental gunfire. but the first in the bay area since 2001. the alameda county sheriff's office tells kron 4 this morning that smith is the first bart officer killed in the line of duty since the department's creation. investigators worked late into the night to figure out how the 20-year- veteran was accidently shot and killed while conducting an investigation as many questions are left unanswered. joining us live now with more on what happened is here's a video from sky seven of his body being put into the coroner's office after he was rushed to edam medical center. unfortunately doctors cannot revive him. you see the american flag draped over his casket. it runs in his family. his brother is with the alameda county sheriff's department. another bro
KRON
Jan 22, 2014 5:00pm PST
: tonight what we know now about sergeant tom smith. >> reporter: the 42 year old had been with the bart police department for the past 23 years. he was in charge of the bart police detective unit. kron4 interviewed him some 20 years ago for a story about car break-ins at a bart station. law enforcement was in his blood. one of his brothers is a new war police officer another is an alameda county deputy. his wife kelly is bart police officer. smith lives the leaves behind a young daughter. the family lives in a quiet san ramon neighborhood. people there who knew him are still processing the sudden news and remembering smith as a down to earth all-around good guy. >> this is a very difficult moment. >> reporter: as i mentioned dismissed wife, kelly is also a part officer. she is part of the canine unit and the couple's daughter is 6 years old. these are some pictures from tom smith facebook page from a few years ago showing him and his family. if you would like to leave your condolences. you can do that on kron4 facebook page. >> pam: tonight we are learning more about the bart offic
KRON
Jan 22, 2014 8:00pm PST
shot tom smith. i'm told that he was hired by bart police back in february of 2000. that means he has been there about 14 years. before that time he was an officer with the moraga police department. and from what people tell me he has been a stand up cop over the years. this is video from a holiday shopping safety story that bart put together a little over a year ago. maes is the feature officer giving out tips and pointers in that video. his attorney tells me that he is with family right now. saying that smith was not only a fellow officer but also a friend. >> reporter:pam when i was on the phone with his lawyer he reiterated the fact that michael is deeply remorseful for what happened and certainly regrets what happened. >> reporter:j.r. you also talked with those who have known michael maes for sometime. >> reporter:yes, and they tell me that they couldn't imagine him being involved with anything inappropriate or negligent saying they have no doubts that this was an accident. >> pam: new at 8. >> pam: just how could one officer shoot another. tonight, we talk with a former tra
NBC
Jan 22, 2014 5:00pm PST
training programs, and we'll take a closer look at sergeant tom smith. cheryl hurd is also with us from sam ramon. cheryl. >> reporter: tom smith and his wife live here in this san ramon neighborhoods and neighbors here are still reeling from this tragedy. i spoke today with tom smith's former boss, gary gee, and he said that he was a wonderful man. i also spoke with a san francisco state professor who teaches criminal justice, but the former police chief gary gee says smith's desire to be a police officer started before he was even old enough to be a cop. >> he came as a police cadet. he's a part-time civilian employee who was interested in law enforcement. >> that was in 1990. today smith was a b.a.r.t. police detective with prior experience as a field training officer and canine handler. >> what you saw is not what you got. he didn't smile too much. he took his job very seriously. >> he was also serious about his family. he has a young daughter and a wife with also a b.a.r.t. police officer. she hats been on the force for 19 years. different personality. kelly is much more outgoing t
ABC
Jan 22, 2014 4:30am PST
found an empty apartment. shear video of sergeant tom smith, the officer killed yesterday. this is from an old bart press conference we had on file. he supervised the officer who shot him so he was supervising the officer at scene. they were at the apartment complex to search the unit of a suspect who had been arrested for robbing passengers on the bart trains. the officers walked in with guns drawn and investigators are still trying to figure out why one gun went off and hit sergeant smith. >> you have to understand how devastated he is at this point. this was certainly not his intent. you can only imagine the heartbreak that officer has at this time. >> this is smith's wife, also a bart officer. the couple has a young daughter. sergeant tom smith was in charge of bart's investigative unit and was a 20-year veteran. as kristen pointed out, this is the first death of a bart police officer in the agency's history. reporting from dublin, amy hollyfield. >>> governor brown issued a statement say he and his wife were saddened to learn about sergeant smith's death and says sergeant smit
ABC
Jan 22, 2014 5:00am PST
sergeant tom smith was shot by a fellow officer in dublin and four police officers went to apartments to search the unit of a suspect arrested for robbing passengers on bart trains. they went in with guns drawn and an officer shot and accidentally killed sergeant smith leaving behind a wife and young daughter. amy hollyfield will have a report from the scene in the next half hour. bart police had a series of reforms after the 2009 shooting death of oscar grant by a bart officer. last in, an independent auditor said the agency implemented a majority of the reforms including lengthening the training in use of force and providing accountability in the cases. >> the law enforcement community and family members are expressing their shock and devastation about the shooting. abc7 news reporter matt keller is at the sheriff's office in dublin. >> this obviously is a difficult time if law enforcement in alameda county. the sheriff is handling the shooting investigation. a short and solemn procession was held last knit as the body of sergeant tom smith was moved from the held center. fellow office
ABC
Jan 23, 2014 5:00am PST
involved in the shooting the. >> we have learned the name of the officer who shot the sergeant tom smith accidentally. the officer is michael maes would previously worked for a police department. this is maes in a promotional video hired by former bart chief and we talked with the former chief and asked him about maes and he said he is a dedicated officer. >> he and tom worked together for several years until the time i retired and continued working together. strong character and integrity. very good add what he did. >> he knew the fallen sergeant tom smith. he says that smith joined the force as a teen, as a part time civilian cadet and he could not wait to be old tough to be a bart officer. he is was shot on tuesday while he and other officers were searching the apartment of a paroleee. >> there is a bart board meeting scheduled this morning with possibly announcing plans for a memorial for sergeant smith. >> stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the bart officer death on air and online, and you can post your condolences on our facebook page. >> developing news, oakley police say it appear
KOFY
Jan 21, 2014 9:00pm PST
. bart dealing with unimaginable tragedy tonight. friendly fire tragedy. 42-year-old sergeant tom smith was the head of bart investigative unit. here's sergeant smith at news conference he appeared in a year ago. 7 news reporter allen wong is live at the apartment where the shooting happened today to take us through exactly what transpire transpired. >> yes. sergeant tom smith is the boss of the detective who accidentally shot and killed him. he was also one of the lead investigators in the grant case. his wife is also an officer on the bart police force and together they have a 6-year-old daughter. the investigation is taking place behind me and around the corner. you can also see annual immediate county sheriff's mobile command bus which means this is going to be a lengthy investigation. so how did this happen. we are told that 4 bart officers came to the park sierra apartment in dublin around 1:00 p.m. to search the apartment of suspect who had been robbing passengers on the bart train. they knew the suspect was already in custody but the door was unlocked so they went in with their guns
KRON
Jan 22, 2014 4:00am PST
. a longtime bart police officer is shot and killed by a fellow officer. sergeant tom smith is bart's first officer killed in the line of duty. dublin, calif. - california gov. jerry brown identifies right now.eight flights out of s-f-o have been canceled and 28 flights scheduled to land at the airport have been canceled. on tuesday -- s-f-o saw more than 60 -flight cancellations. the majority of those cancellations were to airports hit hardest by the east coast storm. including new york, washington d-c and boston. airport officials advise travelers to check with their airlines about any potential changes to their flights. here's a map showing where the shooting happened. it's near where 580 and 680 come together in the city of diblin. the officers were conducting the probation check at the park sierra apartment complex at iron horse regional trail. that's right along dougherty road. >>erica: temperatures mailing in the '60s and '70s. we will bring temperatures down a notch. still looking at the possibility it to bring some records. we are still dealing with unseasonably mild conditio
CBS
Jan 22, 2014 6:00am PST
suspect weather one of the guns discharged killing sergeant tom smith. >> we're in the process of going through the scene to see what happened and what led up to it. >> reporter: it could be a record cold game when super bowl xlviii kicks off in less than two weeks. >> it took me two hours to get to the airport and we sat on the runway for an hour and they bumped us off. >> winter weather watches and warnings are affecting parts of 13 states on the east coast. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda marie macdonald >>> good morning. it is wednesday, the 22nd. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:00. a tragic shooting ends with a first-ever line of duty death for the bart police force. >> reporter: i'm cate caugiran live in dublin where that officer was shot and killed. we'll tell you what we're learning about the officer and the circumstances that led up to his death. >>> a storm on the east coast is causing tra
ABC
Jan 22, 2014 6:00pm PST
fallen bart detective killed in the apartment of a man that had been arrested. tom smith, a 23-year veteran was shot to death when seven others at the scene. abc7 news and nick smith are live. >> it's been a sad day after a tragic event. investigators are now spoken with officers. they may have video from cameras worn by officers and know it's going to take a long time to get to the bottom of what happened. >> how it happened, why it happened. one day after this scene in dublin, investigators still have questions about an apartment search. >> the chief waiting to hear about sargeant tommy smith he died from a bullet. >> want to give him a chance to grieve. >> circumstance that's led up to it weeshg going to hold it for now. >> we know there were five officers that had been in this apartment looking for property left behind by john henry lee who was ask remains in jail. bart police did not say how long officers had been inside but say everyone wore bullet-proofed vests and followed training by the book until this shooting. in dublin, wayne freedman abc7 news. >> this tall fallen offi
KOFY
Jan 22, 2014 7:00pm PST
detective killed in the apartment of a man that had been arrested. tom smith, a 23-year veteran was shot to death when seven others at the scene. abc7 news and nick smith are live. >> it's been a sad day after a tragic event. investigators are now spoken with officers. they may have video from cameras worn by officers and know it's going to take a long time to get to the bottom of what happened. >> how it happened, why it happened. one day after this scene in dublin, investigators still have questions about an apartment search. >> the chief waiting to hear about sargeant tommy smith he died from a bullet. >> want to give him a chance to grieve. >> circumstance that's led up to it weeshg going to hold it for now. >> we know there were five officers that had been in this apartment looking for property left behind by john henry lee who was ask remains in jail. bart police did not say how long officers had been inside but say everyone wore bullet-proofed vests and followed training by the book until this shooting. in dublin, wayne freedman abc7 news. >> this tall fallen officer was well
KRON
Jan 22, 2014 7:00am PST
killed by another officer. the fallen officer was sgt. tom smith. he was a 20-year veteran of the bart police department. and leaves behind his wife kellie. and their six-year- old daughter. killed in california by accidental gunfire. but the first in the bay area since 2001. the alameda county sheriff's office tells kron 4 this morning that smith is the first bart officer killed in the line of duty since the department's creation. investigators worked late into the night to figure out how the 20-year- veteran was accidently shot and killed while conducting an investigation as many questions are left unanswered. joining us live now with hit more on what happened is kron 4's mike pelton. mike? we have team coverage now of the fallen bart officer. tom smith comes from a family of law enforcement officers. and he is very well known within that community. officers were at the hospital where smith died yesterday paying their respects. kitkron 4's will tran is joining us live now from bart police headquarters. well-known and well-liked. you can see all those bart police officers and the cars
ABC
Jan 22, 2014 5:00pm PST
about the man she's known since they're both eight years old. sargeant tom, tommy smith this, is a class photo from third grade. almost 30 years ago. >> he was everybody's friend. >> he was killed while contukting a search. his wife was also a bart police officer. she have a 6-year-old daughter. >> his dream was to be a bart police officer. >> this retired chief remembers when tom smith arrived as a cadet. >> everyone knew tom smith. very popular. and he will be missed. >> the investigation continues friends and family are preparing to bury a hahn loved by many. >> and the man who lives at the apartment appeared in court today, arrested last week on charges he robbed a bart rider at gun point on the third level of the parking garage of the fruit veil stachlgs lee was still in jail yesterday police say he held up a commuter took his wallet, cell phone, lap top and car keys. an officer chased him into oakland, where he was arrested. bart police say the commuter identified plea le from a mug shot. >> oakland police asking for help finding the suv who fled a deadly shooting last night
CBS
Jan 22, 2014 6:00pm PST
, thank you. >>> authorities knew immediately that it was a fellow officer who shot sergeant tom smith. >> this was friendly fire. >> copy, friendly fire. >> police radio recordings identified shot as friendly fire notifying others that the gunfire was not from a suspect but, rather, another officer. police on scene immediately called for paramedics. >>> in sacramento, the state capital lowered its flag to half-staff today in honor of officer smith. several other flags around the bay area have been lowered, as well. >>> sergeant smith was with several other officers at an apartment looking for evidence in a robbery. as our da lin reports, an autopsy could help determine what exactly went wrong inside. da. >> reporter: yeah. the result will certainly provide some clues and those investigators have also interviewed the bart police officers who were inside that apartment. the bart police chief said today that both officers the one killed and the one who opened fire are experienced cops. today we got a look at the apartment where it happened. neighbors and investigators say the shooting happened in
KICU
Jan 22, 2014 7:00pm PST
tom smith was a long-time veteran who was helping follow up on a recent arrest. as the department mourning, the alameda county sheriff's office is now investigating exactly what happened. reports in our top story, tonight many of the exact details are not yet known. >> officers walked into bart police headquarters this afternoon with heavy hearts as the department mourned the loss of sergeant tom smith, a 23-year veteran of the force. >> we're in shock, disbelief, we're numb. we're grieving, and please give us some time. >> smith was one of seven bart police, five undercover detectives and two uniformed officers doing a search of an apartment at the park sierra complex in dublin. while the officers were inside the one bedroom apartment, one of the detectives' guns went off strike and ultimately killing smith. apartment resident got a brief glimpse of sergeant smith as he was rushed away by ambulance. >> he was in the bed. he wasn't moving. >> no one else was inside the apartment except the officers so how and why the gun went off during the search is the focus of an investigation
ABC
Jan 22, 2014 4:00pm PST
friend. >> that is how the police chief describe sargeant tom smith, accidentally killed in the line of duty by one of their own. he was killed in the department's 42 year history. good afternoon, everybody, i'm larry beil. >> abc7 news reporter wayne freedman is wlif more on the investigation. wayne? >> it happened yesterday in that apartment complex over my shoulder. details today are few. just a few, but we're beginning to piece it together. there was a meeting when police and by the sheriffs let's show you that video now. neither bart nor the sheriff gave the name of the detective who fired the fatal shot or shots. the sheriff did confirm there are five bart detectives, two officers and one deputy on the scene at that time of the shooting. all have been interviewed, conducting a search through the apartment of john henry lee. and then, for crashing his car during a chase. we have two clips of the conference beginning with the police chief who talked about how hard this has hit his department. >> we're shocked. we're numb. we're grieving. and please, give us time. >> circumstances th
CBS
Jan 22, 2014 4:30am PST
. >> it appears there were some words exchanged. >> reporter: just last year detective sergeant tom smith was on kpix 5 telling our viewers about a the shooting at a bart station. -- about a shooting at a bart station. he was 42 a member of a law enforcement family his two brothers cops at two other bay area law enforcement agencies, his wife kelly his colleague a bart police k-9 officer. sergeant tom smith leaves behind a young daughter. >> hour condolences to the family and -- our condolences to the family and friends and extended bart family. >> reporter: his brother told me outside eden medical center that tom was a great guy with a great sense of humor, loved the 49ers. just this past weekend he and his brothers were compares notes about how far off they are from retirement. >> the alameda county sheriff's department will be conducting this investigation. we ask that everyone please give us a chance to catch our breath, breathe. >> reporter: joe vazquez, kpix 5. >> sergeant smith's body was taken by police escort from dublin to the coroner's office in oakland where the autopsy will be pe
ABC
Jan 23, 2014 6:00am PST
he and tom worked together several years. >> he knew the fallen sergeant tom smith because he was hired in 1990 saying he joined as a teen as a part time civilian cadet and he could not wait to be hold enough to be a police officer specifically a bart officer. >> smith was shot once on tuesday while he and other officers were searching the apparent of a paroleee in dublin. smith was wearing a bullet proof vest and have not explained how the shooting happened. >> stay with abc7 news if continuing coverage of the bart officer death on air and online and post your condolences on our facebook page. >> in arizona, two dozen are in the hospital after a greyhound bus crashed west of phoenix that was scheduled to stop in phoenix with 41 on board. 23 people were transported to area hospitals buzz of the injuries. it is believed one passenger may have frequented out, grabbed the steering wheel and punched the driver which then led to the crash the bus crossed the median and stopped before hitting oncoming traffic. >> three men robbed a kaiser employee at gunpoint in the parking garage on so
FOX
Jan 22, 2014 5:00pm PST
loss of tom smith. >> we're shocked, we're numb. we're grieving, and please give us some time. >> smith was one of seven police, doing a search of an apartment at the park sierra complex. while they were in the apartment one of the deputies guns went off. >> he was not moving. i don't think he was conscious. >> no one else was in the apartment but the officers. how and why the gun went off is the focus of an investigation. >> everybody has been interviewed. now we can go forward and try to reconstruct what happened. >> the apartment the police were searching was the home of john henry lee, lee was on probation for a previous misdemeanor. last wednesday he robbed a man. according tie criminal clint on thursday lee was in a stolen car. the complaint said a pursuit ensued. lee tried to run away perfect he was stopped by a police canine, officers found a loaded hand gun. lee has been in police custody since thursday and yesterday police went to his apartment to recover some of the items stolen. >> it was while they were inside one of the plain clouds -- clothed detectives accident
FOX
Jan 22, 2014 7:00am PST
covering this investigation, our crews and the condolences pouring in for tom smith's family and the entire b.a.r.t. police force. we'll continue to cover that story. thank you for joining us. i'm pam cook in for tori campbell today. >> i'm dave clark. we're focusing on your traffic and weather. >>> we have clear skies. the higher clouds, i will push those south. we don't have to worry about those. temperatures today will be very close to record-setting territory again. that's 10 -- trust me. it's 10. 67 is the forecast high in kentfield that would tie a record. gilroy, 72. would tie a record. san francisco will not. they would have to hit 74. oakland will be right there. 66. record, 67. san jose will be 70. red flag warning takes us to thursday afternoon and fire watch in mendocino county and lake county. this entire state is bone-dry. 20s, 30s, 40s. it's cold out there for some. for us, it will be a sunny day. a little system will move through from the north. that will pick up the breeze and cool us down. sunny and warm with a lot of 60s to near 70 degrees. here's sal. >>> we h
NBC
Jan 22, 2014 11:00am PST
area news. >>> honoring sergeant tom smith. governor brown offered condolence condolences last night issuing a statement that said in part, sergeant smith's family, friends and colleagues are in our thoughts as we honor his service during this painful time. as you would expect the b.a.r.t. department is in shock following the death of sergeant smith. other police departments in the bay area are mourning, too. christie smith live in oakland with that side of the story. christie? >> reporter: good morning to you. i have to say b.a.r.t.'s police chief looked visibly shaken up when he addressed the media this morning. he said his department is grieving and they really need time to process this. he said personally and professionally tom smith will be missed as was mentioned earlier. he is the first officer killed in the line of duty in the department's history. now this morning officers from san jose including chief larry escovel came to offer condolences in oakland where where officers are in mourning. smith was a 42-year-old veteran whose wife also worked for the b.a.r.t. police departm
FOX
Jan 23, 2014 12:00pm PST
separate agencies are investigating the accidental shooting that took the life of sergeant tom smith at the hands of a fellow officer. >> they are alameda sheriff and bart internal affairs and a police auditor. >> we want to mike sure they are interviewing the people they need to be interview. and asking the right question during the interviews. respect the evidence and draw strong conclusions on whatever they are fining. >> one member wants to make sure it doesn't happen again and thinks looking for outside help may be the best way to insure it doesn't. >> it is helpful to the system. not to have bart place say this is how we will go it next time. intermly. saying. this is how we could it and we need people from the outside that can do that. >> this morning, bart police announced the funeral service for sergeant tom smith. it will be wednesday. >> january 29th. that is next wednesday. >> it is the church in castor valley at 10:00. >> sal castaneda. >> channel 2 news. >>> more details with the 11-year-old boy who shot and killedded himself inside the oakley home. we are live in oakley with
ABC
Jan 23, 2014 4:30am PST
the shooting death of bart sergeant tom smith. the officer would fired the fatal shot is michael maes who previously worked as an officer before joining bart p.d. former bart police chief hired maes seen here in a promotion. he is a dedicated officer. a shot from the his gun took the life of sergeant tom smith. detectives searched for stolen items at a dublin apartment. katie marzullo will have more in a report at the top of the hour. >>> flags are flying at half tam in san ramon. childhood friend has known smith since third grade and says she feels lucky to have been his friend. >> tragedy. i could not believe it. i was shocked. he was amazing, full of hive, friendly to everyone. he was everyone's friend. >> this is the first bart officer to die in the line of duty in the 42-year history. we will have continuing coverage of the bart officer death on air and online and you can post condolences on facebook. >> a marin county teenager max wade will be sentenced for stealing celebrity chef guy fieri's lamborghini and was planning a takeover problem riff jowl hers in san francisco's union
KRON
Jan 23, 2014 4:00am PST
with him. sergeant tom smith's wife, kellie, also is an officer with bart police. she says that she loves her and husband for ever. * must brother patrick smith is a field training officer with the newark police department. he says that his heart goes out to the officer who accidently shot his younger brother. >> she knows all too well how is phil's. >> i feel very sad for the daughter. it is just a very terrible tragedy. >> the mother of oscar grant, who says her boss and prayers are with the family, her story is shared with the world with the 2013 box office hit fruit fell station. she stated that she did not know the officer but she heard that he was a great guy. >> no one deserves to die like that. >> johnson stated that she hopes the bart will make changes. >> the officers should be wearing cameras on them so that we can know as the public actually what happens. >> she said that bart officers should do away with carrying firearms. that >> there should be some other type before said they can use. bart needs to work on their training and how they're police officers should react i
NBC
Jan 22, 2014 5:30pm PST
sergeant tom smith and getting a clear picture of michael mays, the officer that shot him. we behind with jodi hernandez and the internal investigation, jodi? >> reporter: raj, it is very complex investigation. tonight, we know what led officers to that dublin apartment, but we still do not know what happened inside that prompted a bart officer to pull the trigger. >> we are in shock, disbelief, we're numb. we're grieving, and please give us some time. >> reporter: a visibly shaken chief ken ton rainy this morning identified the bart detective accidently shot and killed by a fellow officer as 42-year-old tom smith, the head of the department's detective unit. >> both professionally and personally, he wil
Telemundo
Jan 21, 2014 11:00pm PST
algunos reportes , es el sargento tom smith y el oficial que disparó fue el michael maes ...aunque esto no ha sido confirmado por las autoridades. smith fue trasladado a un hospital local donde fue declarado muerto outro es ahora la policía de dublín la encargada de esclarecer este hecho... en vivo desde dublín..... outro es ahora la policía de dublín la encargada de esclarecer este hecho... en vivo desde dublín..... blanca ---al conocerse ---al conocerse sobre la muerte del agente, decenas de uniformados se dirigieron al hospital para rendirle tributo y acompaÑar a su familia. pitch - cesar ---continuamos nuestra cobertura en equipo roll open under con angel ayllon quien nos habla sobre lo take 2 box que declar el bart sobre lo ocurrido, adelante angel.. buenas noches.. 01 ;10 ;14 ;43 1;36 trt:01;52 fue al eden medical center de castro valley donde trasladaron de urgencia al sargento tom smith, el oficial baleado, al parecer por uno de sus compaÑeros pero..... el momento fue desesperanzador cuando minutos mas tarde fue dada a conocer su muerte. al atardecer, su cuerpo sin vida,
ABC
Jan 23, 2014 11:00am PST
sanctionent tom smith was delivered to a funeral home in hayward. you can see a line of officers saluting in respect and offering their sympathies to his grieving wife who also is on the force. >>> thanks for joining us. i am kristen sze. >> he was a 23-year veteran of the bart force, a husband, and a father. the bart board held a moment of silence in his memory at their meeting today. >>> katie marzullo joins us from oakland with that story. katie? >> bart police chief says he has met with both the family of the fallen sergeant and the family of the officer who shot and killed him. he says they are doing well. they were on the minds of everyone at the bart board meeting. >> a moment of silence in memory of our fallen police sergeant, tommy smith, his family, and those impacted by the shooting. >> after the silence the police chief spoke of the fallen sergeant tom smith, the chief became choked up talking about how the community has shown so much caring. >> we have a lot...we have from the public and law enforcement around the country. >> as for the shooting that took the life of sergeant
CBS
Jan 23, 2014 4:00am PST
. officer... detective sergeant tom smith's familys talking exclusively to kpix five...about the loss. more questions today about e safety of the new span of t bay bridge. details on a new report accusing caltrans of downplaying the problems. bay area health officials confirm at least 6 more peoe have died from the flu. why the outbreak is expected to even worse. join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:3 good morning. it's thursday, ,,,, >>> here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., expect snow showers today, but sunny in both atlanta and st. louis. morning snow in denver and morning fog in seattle. >>> two sisters have a second shot at life thanks to a rare transpla transplant. they both now share lungs from the same donor. omar villafranca reports. >> reporter: they're sisters but have two different personalities. >> i think i'm more mellow. >> reporter: in the last two years both sisters started to develop breathing problems. >> i started to cough every time i talked, every time i laughed. >> reporter: doctors told them th
CBS
Jan 22, 2014 5:00am PST
oakland after sergeant tom smith was shot and killed by a fellow officer. officers saluted the fallen comrade as he was taken into the coroner's office where an autopsy will be performed. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran in dublin now where the shooting happened during a probation search yesterday afternoon. cate. >>> reporter: frank, we are still waiting on details that led up to the tragic shooting. we know so far that alameda county sheriff also take the lead on this investigation. let's give you the rundown of what happened yesterday. just after 1:00, four bart officers were here at the park sierra apartments. the officers were conducting a probation search at the home of a bart robbery suspects. all officers were wearing vests and went in with guns drawn. an hour later one bart officer fired a shot, killing 42-year- old sergeant tom smith. >> we're in the process of going through the scene and trying to reconstruct what happened and ultimately find out what led up to this. >> reporter: the suspect was not home at the time of the search. sergeant smith was rushed to eden medical cent
NBC
Jan 22, 2014 6:00pm PST
mistake. an officer killed by his long-time colleague. we're learning more about sergeant tom smith and getting a clear picture of michael mays, the officer that shot him. we behind with jodi hernandez and the internal investigation, jodi? >> reporter: raj, it is very complex investigation. tonight, we know what led officers to that dublin apartment, but we still do not know what happened inside that prompted a bart officer to pull the trigger. >> we are in shock, disbelief, we're numb. we're grieving, and please give us some time. >> reporter: a visibly shaken chief ken ton rainy this morning identified the bart detective accidently shot and killed by a fellow officer as 42-year-old tom smith, the head of the department's detective unit. >> both professionally and personally, he will be sorely missed. >> reporter: rainy says smith and six other bart officers with the sheriffs deputy went to the dublin apartment on a probation search to recover a laptop andthandth other property that 20-year-old john henry lee stole during a bart station robbery last week. police arrested lee last thurs
KRON
Jan 23, 2014 6:00am PST
duty. sgt. tom smith was shot by a fellow officer during a probation search at a dublin apartment complex on tuesday. alameda county is the lead investgating agency on this case. the shooter has been identified as michael maes. >> kron 4's will tran is live in front of the bart police headquarters with what's going to happen today. >> we could know exactly how many times he was shot. and exactly where. i am in front of the headquarters and they're still not speaking this morning. here is video of the officer who shot him. here was with a different police department before. he is not going public but he'd allow us to stick with his attorney and his attorney stated that he is remorseful and that he spent time with his family. at the time of the probation search there were officers with cameras on their best but we're not sure where they're not saying at this time whether not the cameras were going. nonetheless, one officer shot a another officer and that has to be their arrest. we also had a chance to speak to an officer and four in officers to shoot another officer fatally, is one
CBS
Jan 23, 2014 6:00am PST
shooting of a bart police officer. and this morning, sergeant tom smith's widow shares stories of his life as an officer and father. >> reporter: i'm cate caugiran live on treasure island. the safety of the new span of the bay bridge is called into question again after a report claims caltrans tried to cover up its problems. >> offshore winds blowing this morning strong in some of the north bay mountains already. just checked on some of those gusts over 20 miles per hour there. red flag warnings are now posted and in effect until friday as we're expecting some very dry conditions there across many of the north bay mountains. so you could see some of those gusts actually up to about 30 miles per hour. humidity levels very dry. less than 25% today. it is unusual to have red flag warnings up in january. but, of course, this has been a very unusually dry year, as well. out the door we go, you have mostly clear skies over the bay, some patchy, dense fog at the coastline. the temperatures cold in spots down to freezing right now in santa rosa at 32. 41 in san jose. and 51 degrees in san fra
CBS
Jan 21, 2014 11:00pm PST
agencies. his wife, kelly, was his colleague, a bart police k-9 officer. sergeant tom smith leave bes hind a young daughter. >> condolences goes out to immediate family and friends. >> tom's brother told me that tom was a great guy with a wicked sense of humor, loved his 49ers. just this past weekend, he and his brothers were comparing notes about how far off they are from retirement. >> the alameda county sheriff's department will be conducting this investigation. we ask that everyone please give us a chance to catch our breath, grieve, and we'll be doing an update probably tomorrow morning. >> sergeant smith's brother, who is a cop in the newark police department told me that they're taking this as well as they can. they have talked about this possibility as law enforcement family, but still it hurts, and they are going to have to inform this young girl that her father is not coming home. reporting live, i'm joe vazquez, kpix 5. >> after the shooting and the initial investigation, the body was taken by police escort from dublin to the alameda county coroner's office in oakland where
FOX
Jan 22, 2014 5:00am PST
why, they are morning the death of tom smith and the police department will never be the same. >>> dressed in black, the local school is facing a big change after 164 years. >>> let's look at highway 24 and i want to look at the drive time and right now it is about 7 minutes and my change will keep an eye on it for you. >>> if you are looking it will we will make 10 consecutive days. . >>> a veteran officer is mistakenly shot to death, the operation they were both involved in. >>> we are live in berkeley where several residence have been displaced, i just spoke to the bit tall beyond -- brat tall beyond -- battalion chief, ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> complete bay area news continues. >>> this good morning, and
KRON
Jan 23, 2014 7:00am PST
sergeant tom smith. what we are learning about his fellow officer who pulled the trigger. >> a store that is developing this morning. justin beiber is in hot water again. we will tell you why he is in trouble this time. >> we will start off with the traffic center. >> we continue to monster delays on an estate 580 and highway 4. there was an earlier r occurring accident that jammed up the ride. westbound highway for all the way from his perch in to concord. it was eastbound on where the westbound ride on interstate 580 and they're still slowing with a back up every just recalled to my past nearly all the way to interstate 2 05. we continue to have delays through hayward with the closure of mission boulevard that has been shut down north of a street. >> a power pole was hit by car and our original estimate was that the road would be open between 6 and 630. clearly, those deadlines have not been met and it is likely to be some time longer before this road is open. you should use foothill boulevard instead. >> we're waking up to temperatures on the cool side. we are below freezing in sa
ABC
Jan 23, 2014 1:07am PST
more about the officer involved in the shooting death of a bart sergeant named tom smith. smith was hit by a single shot of a bart officer's gun while they were searching for stolen officers. the officer who fired the facial shot was michael mays. he previously worked for the moraga police department. former police chief hired mays and they say he is a dedicated officer. >> i believe he and tom worked together for several years up until the time i retired and continued working together. he had a strong integrity and was very good at what he did. >> as anyone can imagine police work can be hard, stressful work done under pressure. how this happened is not clear. as ama dates explains, training is critical. >> at a news conference this morning bart's police chief would not comment or w the officer who shot and killed tommy smith. >> we want to give him a chance to grieve. i visited with him last night. he is extremely upset, obviously. we want to give him a chance and his family to come to grips with what is going on. >> the shooting happened as five detectives, two iewn formed officers a
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